Sometimes it doesn't feel like there's enough me to go around. I brush four sets of teeth before I leave the house in the morning. I feel weary and brittle and a less fun version of myself. If you're my friend, I've probably flaked out on something in recent months. Life sound fun. 10K? Sure! Ladies' Night? Definitely! But when the time rolls around, the ear infections and flu and the long list of things I "have to do" get in the way.
Claire had asked for "lady time" for about a week and finally, after dance class we were able to sneak away to her favorite burger spot. The girl loves beef. She practiced her spelling words (because of course she did) and replayed the day's events. As always, I felt lucky to be her mama. When there isn't enough of me to go around, the sweet ballerina slamming a cheeseburger gets the rest.